Jon Hawk

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Macon, Georgia

Hawk Law Firm
Jon Hawk
Hawk Law Firm

Practice Areas: Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Georgia since: 1997

Education: University of Georgia School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2006
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Hawk Law Firm

5233 Riverside Drive
Suite D
Macon, GA 31210 Visit website

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Jon Hawk is the owner of Hawk Law Firm in Macon, Georgia, and he handles personal injury cases all over the state. His way of practicing trial law is to attempt to discover the client's story in a manner that examines closely the effect injuries have on the person and their family and to communicate that in a truthful and authentic manner to judges and juries.

A nationally recognized trial lawyer with more than 25 years of total legal experience, Mr. Hawk focuses his practice primarily on automobile and truck accident cases along with personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from another party's negligence or wrongdoing. He has achieved remarkable success advocating on behalf of clients across his region adversely affected by any of the following:

  • Tractor-trailer/commercial vehicle accidents
  • Brain injuries
  • Burn and fire injuries
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Car, truck and motorcycle accidents
  • Drowning accidents

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Hawk has recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for individuals and families. As an attorney, he has gained a reputation for his in-depth legal knowledge and fierce advocacy on behalf of his clients, and he finds great reward in being able to help so many in his community during their time of dire need.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and superior client service, Mr. Hawk has been rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell as well as received many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. He has also earned numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A native of Western North Carolina, Mr. Hawk graduated from Appalachian State University before relocating to Georgia to attend the University of Georgia School of Law. He obtained his Juris Doctor in 1997, and the State Bar of Georgia admitted him to practice that same year. The day after he was sworn in, he appeared as counsel on behalf of a client in Superior Court.

Early in his legal career, Mr. Hawk worked as a defense attorney for insurance companies, so he has invaluable insight into the industry, which helps him devise the most effective strategies possible to help his clients pursue the maximum amount of compensation. He is also a graduate of the intensive Trial Lawyers College in Wyoming, further bolstering his trial skills. Moreover, he has experience serving as an adjunct professor at Mercer University.

Active in his legal community, Mr. Hawk is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Macon Trial Lawyers Association (MTLA), the Macon Bar Association, the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, the Atlanta Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He currently serves as the president of MTLA and is a part of the North Macon Rotary Club and the First Presbyterian Church of Macon.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Brain Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

First Admitted: 1997, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://jonhawklaw.com/about-us-1

Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • In three jury trials since December 2021, in which Mr. Hawk was lead counsel, the total offers by the insurance companies were $70,000.00. The total amount recovered in those three cases was $3,144,000.00
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • North Macon Rotary Club, First Presbyterian Church Macon
  • Mr. Hawk has represented clients on a "pro bono" basis since he began his practice in 1997.   Mr. Hawk has made the Macon Bar Association's "Pro Bono Honor Roll" on several occasions
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Adjunct Instructor at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia
Educational Background:
  • Appalachian State University, 1993, 1990-1993
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 - Civil Plaintiff, 2022
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 - Civil Plaintiff, 2024
  • AV Rated Martindale Hubbell 2024, 2024
  • Macon Trial Lawyers Association, Member; Past President, 2022
  • American Association of Justice
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
  • Georgia, 1997
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Macon Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • $250,000 verdict in a rear-end collision case. The pretrial offer from three insurance companies in this case was as total of $10,000. Plaintiff did not submit evidence of the $22,000 in medical bills. The jury returned a verdict for general pain and suffering caused by the negligence of the at-fault driver, 2022
  • $2.15 million recovery in a trucking case pending in United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia., 2024
  • $1.5 million verdict in Gwinnett County State Court  December 2022 , 2022
  • $1.78 million verdict for a mother and daughter who were rear-ended in an automobile collision in Jasper County Superior Court. The pretrial offer by the insurance company in this case was $30,000.00, 2022
  • $800,000 recovery in a shooting case involving a convenience store. Liability was contested by the insurer but a settlement was reached, 2021
  • $494,000 verdict in the Superior Court of Paulding County. Mr. Hawk was first chair in that trial and was brought in to help another lawyer try the case. The offer before trial was $30,000. A post-trial motion for attorney fees was settled without a hearing for $150,000.00 making the total verdict/recovery approximately $644,000. Press coverage: https://www.law.com/dailyreportonline/2021/12/17/paulding-county-jury-awards-494k-in-dallas-georgia-car-wreck/?slreturn=20220308001903 (last viewed 4/8/2022), 2021
  • $1 million policy limits recovery in automobile roll over case in Florida. Client was a passenger in a work truck after work hours and the driver fell asleep and crashed on interstate causing serious injuries, 2019
  • $1.9 million recovery in trucking collision case involving a parked tractor-trailer on the side of the interstate at night without safety reflective triangles. Mr. Hawk worked with co-counsel in preparing this case which settled at mediation, 2017
  • $835,000.00 settlement against a swimming pool contractor whose negligence resulted in the drowning of a 2-year-old child at a relative's residence.  This tragic case was turned down by 3 lawyers before we had the privilege of representing this family, 2014
  • $250,000 judgment on a $25,000 insurance policy in Marion County, Georgia due to injuries in a car collision case. The insurer was later found to be in default in a separate bad faith action, 2009
White Papers:
  • In April, 2024, Jon Hawk was a guest on "The Result" a podcast that examines a successful case outcome to help lawyers improve their advocacy skills to help clients. This episode will likely be available in May, 2024., The Result Podcast, Legal, 2024
  • On September 27, 2022, Jon Hawk was the guest speaker on Case Analysis, discussing a recent trial. The video available to Trial Lawyer University members, is three hours long and goes in-depth on trial strategy and advocacy issues. Case Analysis is part of Trial Lawyers University, an organization that educates and trains lawyers nationwide., Trial Lawyers University - Case Analysis, Legal, 2022
  • In October of 2022, Jon Hawk led a breakout group on the subject of jury selection at the TLU Las Vegas , Trial Lawyers University Live Las Vegas, Legal, 2022
  • Speaker and presenter, Death Claims, Workers' Compensation Law Institute, 2014
  • Resolving Liens, GTLA Auto Torts Seminar, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2011
Honors/Awards:
  • AV Preeminent since 2010., Martindale Hubbell AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 2024
  • AV Preeminent*, 2010 - Present, AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Office location for Jon Hawk

5233 Riverside Drive
Suite D
Macon, GA 31210

Phone: 478-845-6244

Selections

1 Year Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2005 - 2006

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